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Posts Tagged "breathe"

Rolling the Stone

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Blog Posts |

Rolling the Stone

When we struggle, resist, control, attach, hold on and seek to direct the course of our labor, allowing fear and anxiety to light our path ahead, we are only impeding the process, limiting, and hurting ourselves. We are like King Sisyphus, condemning ourselves to roll a massive stone uphill, yet in our resistance to embrace the natural order, our futile efforts only end in failure, the stone descends the hill, and once again we must force all our weight and strength, interminably trying in...

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The Sublime Music of Birth

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Blog Posts |

The Sublime Music of Birth

A typical Zen understanding says that life cannot be described, only experienced, this is also true of birth. Trying to see all of life or all of birth at once, is like trying to explore a vast cave with a box of matches. The only way to truly see, know, and understand, is to place oneself square in the midst of it, let go, surrender, breathe, move with, and revel in every present moment as it unfolds, lingers, and departs. It is rather like listening to music. If we discover a piece of music...

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Let go the Labels and Find Freedom

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Let go the Labels and Find Freedom

“If there must be madness and time crunches and chaos in your life then let there be chaos. But find the strength and stillness to be the eye inside the storm. These things are happening around you, nothing is happening to you.” Good to remember during pregnancy, when anxious thoughts hold sway, and in labor, when the scary what ifs come marching fiercely in, and we give in to berating and doubting ourselves as inadequate to the task. In life things happen, events arise and pass, but nothing...

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